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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).

Weyage, n. Also: weyaige, -edge, -adge, weighage. [17th c. Eng. wayage (1611), weighage (1683).] A due paid for the weighing of goods. 1547 Glasgow Chart. II 511.
To Henry Crawford … oure custwmis of oure ciete … of Glasgw, with mettage and weyage and all uther commoditeis pertenand thareto
1582–3 Perth B. Ct. 5 Feb.
[He] ressauit furth of the said schip the weyage libellit tua fyn mertrikis
1603 Comm. Univ. I (Edinb.) App. 18.
The pittie custumes under writtin … togidder with the dewteis and custumes of weyaige and mettage
1605 Edinb. B. Rec. VI 16.
Settis to James Geichane … the weyage of this burgh of all guids arryvand at Leyth
1606 Edinb. B. Rec. VI 18.
To pay ane halfpenny of weyage for ilk stayne thairof to the toun
1617 Edinb. B. Rec. VI 169.
Of all hameit guids sic as woll, butter [etc.] … for weyage of ilk stane tua pennyis
1641 Reg. Great S. 379/1.
Cum divoriis [of Stirling] de lie weighage et mettage
1654 Conv. Burghs III 388.
To regulat thair … weyedge, and wther pettie customes … for the weyadge of each pack … of woole … for ilk stane … four penyes
1666 Glasgow Chart. II 93.
The weyadge is ane considerable pairt of the townes commone good
1666 Glasgow Chart. II 116.
With eight pounds out of each hundreth for weyage

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